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Forest Hills fruit stand gets held up by a bike-riding, gun-wielding robber

Photo via Google Maps/Inset courtesy of NYPD

Police are looking for a bike-riding armed bandit who went shopping for a different kind of greens from a Forest Hills fruit stand early on Tuesday morning.

Law enforcement sources said the male perpetrator paid a visit to the New Yellow Stone Farms located at 102-01 Queens Blvd., at 67th Drive, at about 5:30 a.m. on April 4.

According to the NYPD, the suspect — who was seen wearing a black and maroon The North Face jacket, a black Adidas sweatshirt, black sweatpants and yellow sneakers — approached a 42-year-old store employee, displayed a gun and demanded cash.

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The worker complied with the request and handed over an undetermined sum of money to the suspect, who was observed fleeing the scene on a bicycle.

Officers from the 112th Precinct responded to the reported robbery; the worker was not injured.

Anyone with information regarding the stickup or the suspect’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS, visit their website or send a text message to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577. All calls and messages are kept confidential.

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